“……..What some don’t realize is that emergency response systems are designed to ALLOW ALARMS! – no matter if it’s 1 or 100 a day. They think it’s like those break the glass alarms, it’s a one time deal that you better be damn sure of before you “press the button” and that doing it too early will have some punitive effect. WE WANT YOU TO PRESS THE BUTTON, the very SECOND you feel you might be under threat or uneasy – that’s where our system comes into its own in getting you help.”
And what happens if the situation doesn’t escalate? You get home safe, we stand down and a light on a screen in our monitoring station goes from red back to green, that’s it. Just like you, we just get on with our jobs.
Budgets are increasingly shrinking and accompanied caseworkers is an increasingly unlikely policy in the light of this. Stretched and vulnerable caseworkers need to know they are supported, they will get assistance and most importantly they are not alone.
In fact it’s our mantra, “You’re not alone when you work on your own!” – was created for situations just like this.
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For a full account of the original The Investigators article click here. http://abc7ny.com/news/the-investigators-exclusive-who-is-watching-out-for-workers-who-protect-citys-children-/1330528/
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